E9 Brewery So What – American IPA at 6% ABV

E9 Brewery So What – American IPA at 6% ABV (C$5.08 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 19-Aug-2020, reviewed 22-Aug-2020)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fat fingers of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and well-defined chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: citrus, caramel, tropical fruit, light pine, hint of stone fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, sweetish lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Fairly straightforward AIPA, with some West Coast characteristics but not the emphatic pine that normally entails. A bit too much sweet caramel for my preference, too, but all in all a solid if unremarkable example. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze